Is netball the right fit for me?
Netball is a great way to stay active, improve health and socialise with others.
There are activities and sessions suitable for all abilities in Liverpool and is a great way to learn a new activity or play one previously played.
Is this suitable for me?
Back to Netball sessions are running across Liverpool and provide women of all ages with a gentle re-introduction to the sport.
Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.
From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.
Run by passionate and enthusiastic coaches, sessions cover the basics of the game including passing, footwork and shooting. Sessions finish with a friendly game to put the skills you have learnt into practice.
How will it benefit me?
From losing weight, developing the body’s cardiovascular system and improving muscle tone, taking part in Back to Netball is great for you in so many ways.
Women the length of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into netball.
Netball has lots of benefits, it keeps you active without having to buy lots of expensive gear. People of all ages and all fitness levels can join in. It can boost your mood and much more:
- Improve self-confidence
- Lose and manage weight
- Feel younger
- Increase stamina and endurance
- Feel happier
- Reduce stress
- Enjoy ‘me’ time
- Increase motivation
- Improve fitness
- Decrease heart disease risk
- Decrease risk of osteoporosis
- Improve muscle tone
- Decrease risk of high blood pressure
- Improve overall sense of well being
- Increase lung capacity
- Reduce risk of heart disease
- Reduce risk of stroke
- Reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
How much will it cost me?
The cost will vary between different sessions, so it is worth finding one that suits you best.
Some providers offer a FREE taster activity and then charge a small fee for each subsequent session.
Liverpool has a dedicated community coach who is on hand to answer any queries too - drop Karen an email or give her a ring on 07854 090639!
Can I do this near me?
There are plenty of sessions across Liverpool to join in.
Back to Netball
- Croxteth Lifestyles – Tuesdays 8-9pm
- King David High School – Thursdays 7-8pm
- Lifestyles Everton Park – Mondays 8-9pm
- Toxteth Firefit – Mondays 6-7pm
- Anfield Sports and Community – Fridays 11:30-12:30
- Austin Rawlinson – Tuesdays 10:15-11:15am
Visit Merseyside Netball's website for more information
How do I start?
You don’t need any special kit, just clothes that you feel comfortable exercising in and trainers ideally that lace up. Make sure you bring some water and that you’ve had a snack a couple of hours before hand.
Find a local session and the friendly coaches and volunteers can help you into the activit, teaching you the basics and correct technique.
Do you want to pass on Netball and see other ways you can be active? Click here to visit our activities page